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Dilated Peoples

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Tom Petty, Phantogram, Bastille tickets on sale this weekend

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, who are set to release Hypnotic Eye in July, visit Red Rocks for a two-night stint on Tuesday, September 30 & Wednesday, October 1. Steve Winwood opens both nights. Tickets ($51.50-$127) go on sale on Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Phantogram returns to the area for a sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Widespread Panic, Fleetwood Mac, Mayhem Festival tickets on sale this weekend

    Widespread Panic returns to Red Rocks for a three-night run from Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29. Tickets ($57.50) go on on sale on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Now with Christine McVie back in the fold, Fleetwood Mac will embark on a 33-city North American tour that beings in September an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    MGMT @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | FRI, 9/6/13 Back in 2008, at the peak of their Coachella-studded career, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser were living one dream (deliciously abstract pop art) and singing about another: one rooted in Paris, heroin, cocaine, "elegant cars" and "models for wives," to ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 16, 2013

    The 4/20 party list: Where to get your, ahem, green on in Denver this holiday weekend

    This Saturday is poised to be the most celebrated day in our state's history, what with this being the first 4/20 since Amendment 64 was passed and all. Some of music's most heralded imbibers are being shipped in just to help the local stoners celebrate in style, from Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this April

    SAGE FRANCIS @ FOX THEATRE | THU, 4/18 When evaluating an artist like Sage Francis, the question inevitably arises: Should a musician be cherished for the values they hold and their loyalty to said values or their ability to make enjoyable and listenable music? If it's the former, then Sage Francis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    New Denver shows: Rush, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Postal Service, Death, Danzig and more

    Bunch of new shows to let you know about this week, including Rush, who's coming to the Pepsi Center in August, plus new dates featuring the Postal Service, Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Colorado Symphony, Death, Danzig and Deer Tick. Keep reading for the full rundown of all those shows, including tic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this month

    February is already off to a good start for hip-hop with a pair of great shows this past weekend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks and Brother Ali with Prof, Danny Brown and Evidence at Cervantes'. Even excluding those shows, the rest of the month looks to be just as enti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Travelogue: Snowdown, Brother Ali and Raekwon

    With SIA happening in Denver all this week, there's been no shortage of shows this week. As you know, the Backbeat crew goes hard in the streets. Last night, we caught bits of Dilated Peoples, Twista, DJ Vajra and the Foodchain at Snowdown 2012, Brother Ali at the Ogden with the ReMINDers and a surp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Win VIP tickets to Snowdown this Thursday at City Hall

    Update 1/25/12: Contest is over. Thanks for all the entries. Congrats to Audrey Spencer! She and a guest will be our guests at tomorrow night's show. Audrey check your email for details. The bill is pretty stacked this Thursday night at City Hall for this year's Snowdown . The lineup looks like it' ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    June 23, 2011
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    June 10, 2011

    Sneak peek of For Better or Worse, the new solo album by A.V.I.U.S. from Prime Element

    ​A.V.I.U.S., the MC frontman for Prime Element, is set to release his highly anticipated sophomore solo effort, For Better or Worse, on Thursday, June 23, as part of a dual release party with Mane Rok and Esnine, who are releasing En Stereo. We've got two brand new tracks from A.V.I.U.S.'s new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    BLKHRTS, Wu-Tang top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Prime Element cameos in new People Under the Stairs video shot in Boulder and Fort Collins

    ​A few weeks ago, we joked about Prime Element cats, uh, getting prime exposure with the Dew Tour. But seriously, at this point, the dudes might want to just go ahead and change their name once again to Prime Exposure. In addition to the notice they're sure to attract with the Dew Tour, the cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Prime Element gets, ahem, prime exposure

    ​Looks like Prime Element - the outfit formerly known as 3 the Hardway - has been getting some prime exposure since linking up with Kamikazi Airlines last month -- or it's about to, we should say. Since joining the Kamikazi roster, the group has signed a license agreement with Alli Sports, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Signal Path, Of Montreal and Emancipator filled our playlists this past week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    3 the Hardway changes name and joins Kamikazi Airlines roster

    ​ Prime Element. That's the new name of the trio formerly known as 3 the Hardway. But that's not the biggest news coming out of that camp today. After years of hard work, the threesome, made up of A.V.I.U.S., Cysko Rokwel and Es Nine, has linked up with Kamikazi Airlines, an imprint owned by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Of Montreal, Kayne West and Air Dubai fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 26, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    3 the Hard Way premiere full video for "Truth"

    Those who made their way to Tooey's this past Friday got a first look at 3 the Hardway's new video featuring Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples. Along with the video they were also treated to performances from the Diamond Boiz, ManeLine, Boombox Saints, and, of course, 3 the Hard Way. But for tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    A sneak peek 3 the Hardway's new video

    ​Update: Just received word that the new 3 the Hardway video will be screened for the very first time in its entirety on Friday, September 11, at Tooey's on Colfax and Marion. The premier party, which kicks off at 9 p.m. is free and will feature performances from 3 the Hardway, ManeLine, Diamond B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Over the weekend: 3 the Hardway at the Marquis Theater

    3 the HardwayFebruary 28, 2009The Marquis TheatreBetter than: The Talib Kweli show the night before at Club Vinyl where you could have had your jaw tapped.Diamond BoizIn celebration of the release of their debut album, Set in Stone, rapper A.V.I.U.S., producer Es-Nine, and DJ Cysko Rokwel, collectiv ... More >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Sneak peek: 3 the Hardway's new album, Set In Stone

    Photo: Maria Romero My favorite song at the moment, hip-hop or otherwise, is "Reach for the Stars," by 3 the Hardway. Everything about the track, from the hook -- which is built around a sample of "I Just Wanna Be the One in Your Life," a cover by the Manhattans of a song first recorded by Barry Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Rap-Up: 3 the Hardway drops new single featuring Defari

    When buddies A.V.I.U.S., Es-Nine and DJ Cysko Rokwel formed 3 the Hardway last year, fans knew that this hip-hop collective would be putting out some hot music. And for good reason: With A.V.I.U.S. on the mike, Es-Nine on the beats and Cysko on the wheels of steel, how could the music be anything bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Graffiti Bombers on Video

    Female graffiti writer Candy “Jel” Srichandr may have come up in Los Angeles, but the 29-year-old beauty certainly made her mark on the Mile High City before she was arrested this spring after nearly two years on the run. After the jump, find a clip from the War 3 graffiti video of Jel and Meek ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Dilated Peoples

    Monday, June 23, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008
  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Little Brother

    Saturday, March 4, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Love the Player

    Okayplayer.com is more than just a website. For some, it's a way of life.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Space Invaders

    The Dojo is taking hip-hop to infinity and beyond.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Backwash

    Harvey Sid Fisher has been singin about Taurus and the other eleven signs of the Zodiac for almost fifteen years.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Peoples Get Ready

    As part of underground hip-hop's newest dream team, Dilated Peoples are at the top of their game.

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Backwash

    Whats a little competition between friends? Local turntablists get ready to battle it out in Boulder.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Backwash

    Wishing for a perfect world.

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Into the Light

    The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Black Power

    The Bay Area's Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel make hip-hop that's magically Blackalicious.

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Dilated Peoples

    The Platform
    (Capitol)

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    And You Don't Stop

    These student DJs are hip-hop professors.

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